A big Schramm 685 RC drill rig is now spinning for a 3,000m Phase 2 programme at Future Battery Minerals’ Nevada lithium project.

This Phase 2 drilling program will target three primary prospects – consisting of Lone Mountain, Western Flats and Heller – within the Nevada project area.

The explorer is targeting extensions to the thick lithium claystone it intercepted at the Western Flats prospect earlier this year, which included hits of 109.7m @ 766 parts per million (ppm) Li from 135.6m depth to end-of-hole, including 29m @ 1,010ppm Li from a depth of 210.3m at hole WF23-011, where mineralisation remains open.

The significant intercept has the potential to extend and shallow towards the Lone Mountain prospect, as well as newly staked claims contiguous to Western Flats.

Future Battery Minerals (ASX:FBM) will also give due attention to the regional Heller prospect, with 3-4 RC holes to test stratigraphy for potential Li-bearing units.

Results are expected between 6-8 weeks after the drilling is completed.


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The Schramm 685 drill rig is spinning Phase 2 at the Nevada lithium project. Pic: Supplied (FBM)


FBM technical director Robin Cox said the team is excited to get back to drilling at Nevada considering the success of Phase 1.

“The Phase 2 drilling programme will test for extensions to this significant intercept as drilling steps out on the Lone Mountain Prospect and on the newly staked ground to the west,” Cox said.

“The programme is a very important next step in the company’s exploration of the Nevada lithium project as we increase our understanding of the potential scale of this mineralisation.”



This article was developed in collaboration with Future Battery Minerals, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.

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